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Who we work with


Since our formation in 1987, BAAG has grown to include most of the major British and Irish aid and development agencies working in Afghanistan.

See our Members and Partners pages for details of the organisations currently within the BAAG network.

BAAG prioritises discussion of issues and recommendations with Afghan civil society groups, and has strong relationships with, inter alia, our partners ACBAR and Tawanmandi, with The Afghan Women’s Network, the Afghan Civil Society Forum Organisation, the Civil Society Joint Working Group and the Afghan NGO's Coordination Bureau.  We support these organisations to meet with policy and decision makers in the UK, such as at the 2014 London Conference on Afghanistan, our Getting it Right Gender Conference and the 2010 London Conference.  

We have partnered with a number of leading think tanks and academic institutes to facilitate debate and research.  Recent collaborations have included Chatham House, the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute and the London School of Economics. 

And BAAG place a high value on the media connections it has developed over the years, within prestigious global organisations including the BBC, Reuters and The Guardian.

BAAG has a strong relationship with the British and Irish governments, and has received funding from the Department for International Development, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Irish Aid.  We work with senior civil servants and their teams in these departments, and also with the Ministry of Defence, to keep them updated of the key development and humanitarian situation and the work of our members.  We are the Secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Afghanistan, organising discussions and events to inform parliamentarians of the progress and remaining challenges in Afghanistan and for civil society.

BAAG has also developed relationships with the relevant departments of the European Commission, and other governments supporting Afghanistan such as Australia, Japan and Canada.  We are a founding and active member of ENNA, the European Network of NGOs in Afghanistan.

When our staff conduct their regular trips to Afghanistan they meet with ministers and representatives of the Government of Afghanistan, with senior officials of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and with NATO.

BAAG's expertise is sought by many organisations and actors